Gregory McMichael, his son Travis, and their neighbour William Bryan, have been charged with murder and other offences after chasing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery and shooting him during a confrontation in February 2020.
An unarmed Black man’s murder trial opens up old wounds in a country where white supremacy is no longer a fringe. It will also debate the burning question of whether the crime was committed with a racist intent or not.
Following last summer’s wave of protests that ushered in a new era of racial justice consciousness in the US, the political right has turned its attention to a new rival: Critical Race Theory.
For centuries, ‘human zoos’ were used as a global display of Western cultural and economic superiority. While these living exhibitions don’t exist today, the mechanisms that led to the dehumanisation of Black and Brown bodies continue.
Without an apology or reparations for the colonisation and enslavement of the Congolese people, Belgium’s decision seems to be for appearances rather than a genuine reckoning with its bloody legacy.
The one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder requires us to reflect on the different ways communities experienced Covid-19 and how they intersect with histories of racism, discrimination and stereotypes.
Floyd’s murder sparked international protests and forced police reform onto the political agenda. A year on, where does the fight for racial justice in the US stand?
George Floyd, a Black man, was killed on May 25, 2020 by white police officer Derek Chauvin who kneeled on his neck for more than nine minutes in Minneapolis. Chauvin has been convicted by a jury of murder and manslaughter.
About 1,500 marchers in Minneapolis joined members of the Floyd family and relatives of other Black people who died in encounters with the police.
The Associated Press publishes a video, which authorities had refused to release, of the deadly arrest of Ronald Greene two years ago by Louisiana state troopers, showing them stunning, punching and dragging the unarmed man.
Footage shows Lindsay Fickett and Deputy Brian Houle pepper spraying and tasing Sutherland before one of them knelt on his back. He could be heard saying “I can’t breathe” before dying soon after.
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